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Why now is the right time to sell your restaurant By Curtis Kroeker, Group General Manager of BizBuySell.com With only slight increases from the middle of the recession in 2009 to 2012, 2013 experienced a major increase in the number of restaurant transactions. This was driven by an uptick in the …
Cat Cora:  When starting a restaurant, 'test the waters and protect your idea'Yahoo! Small Business hosted a live Twitter chat Thursday afternoon starring Iron Chef and restaurateur Cat Cora. The purpose of the chat was to provide small business owners with tips on how to grow their concepts. In 2003, Cora left a steady …
Catering in a franchise ecosystem: Part 1Through my ongoing work at MonkeyMedia Software with many of the world's greatest restaurant brands, I'm inspired to write this column to address the ongoing confusion, distress, frustration and communication disconnect that I sometimes see inside …
I live in one of the most spectacular areas in the country for hiking. Northern California is loaded with well-maintained hiking trails but the foothills of Mt. Tam (home to Muir Woods) is truly the top of the heap. With spring fully settled here, I …
Yum! Brands Inc. has declared a dividend of $0.335 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed May 3 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 12, 2013. Since initiating a dividend in 2004, Yum! has …
PizzaRev, an artisan pizza concept based in Los Angeles, today announced that Buffalo Wild Wings has taken a minority position in its new concept. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "The PizzaRev team is thrilled to have Buffalo Wild Wings as an …
Papa Murphy's reported its sales and growth milestones from 2012. In addition to expanding its national footprint to more than 1,325 locations, the chain achieved 25 record sales weeks during the year. The company's two-year sales comp grew nearly 9 …
Despite doubling system in 5 years, Marco's Pizza CEO wants moreThe Marco's Pizza franchise system has doubled in size in less than five years. Jack Butorac, CEO of the Toledo, Ohio-based chain, attributes the rapid growth to the company's "infrastructure." Specifically, Marco's has about 55 area reps in place …
Franchise industry veteran Lynette McKee, CFE, announced today the launch of McKeeCo Services LLC, a franchising and development strategic advisory firm. McKeeCo Services will provide franchise consulting to foodservice, hospitality, retail and …
Domino's pushing carryout business to add to store-level profitsDomino's Pizza is extending its early-week carryout special to Thursday. Previously the promotion — a large, three-topping pizza for $7.99 — ran Monday through Wednesday each week. Domino's is marketing the extension through a new …
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